Tuesday , January 23 2018

Kuwait

‘Dialogue can help overcome red tape hindering growth projects’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26: Most of the factors hindering the implementation of development projects in the country are administrative in nature and the best way to overcome these obstacles is to arrange meetings between the concerned parties, says Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and …

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His Highness the Amir attends flag-raising ceremony

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attended Monday a flag-raising ceremony at Bayan Palace, marking the 10th anniversary of his assumption to power, the 55th anniversary of National Day and the 25th anniversary of Liberation Day. The ceremony was attended by …

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Study faults Kuwait citizenship law – Women face discrimination

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Kuwait is one of many countries whose citizenship laws were found to be sexist in a study conducted recently by Equality Now. Equality Now is an international human rights organization dedicated to action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls …

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Governorates kick off national celebrations

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (KUNA): The flag-raising day is one of the most glorious of nations around the globe for its great national meanings, Governor of the Capital retired Lieut- General Thabit Al-Muhanna has said. Al-Muhanna made the statement on Monday during the Capital’s flag-raising ceremony, marking start of celebrations …

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MPs take up social care law for elderly

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: The Parliamentary Health Affairs Committee on Monday discussed with representatives of the Health Ministry the draft law on social care for the elderly. Committee Rapporteur MP Sadoun Hammad Al-Otaibi said the draft law consists of 24 articles, while affirming that the panel members unanimously approved the …

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Court ‘clears’ Sheikh Ahmad – Final say with Supreme Court

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (AFP): Kuwait’s appeals court Monday cleared top sports executive and prominent royal family member Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah of charges of insulting the judiciary. The court acquitted Sheikh Ahmad, a member of the FIFA executive committee and the International Olympic Committee, of all charges pressed against …

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Kuwait said to plan new $100bn sovereign wealth fund – Bid to rationalize subsidies

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The government has announced its plan to establish a new sovereign wealth fund to manage State properties and investments in different vital projects and companies like electricity and water stations, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources said the projected size of this fund is about $100 …

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Decision soon on land for churches

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The Director-General of the Kuwait Municipality Engineer Ahmed Al-Manfouhi has revealed plans for the allocation of new sites for the construction of churches in Kuwait based on requests submitted to it saying the issue will soon be referred to the Municipal Council to take an appropriate …

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Partial opening of Jahra Road

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The Ministry of Public Works announced Sunday the partial opening of one of the largest elevated road projects in the world, the Jahra Road Development Project. The joint venture of Pace and Louis Berger are the consultants of this mega-project, with The Arab Contractors undertaking the …

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US fighter delay hit

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: Two powerful US Senators are asking questions over why US fighter jets deals with Qatar and Kuwait have been delayed for two years — while at the same time putting the blame for the delays on the Barack Obama administration, reports Al-Rai daily quoting US defense …

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